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Perfect Game Recognizes Texas Tech's Blake Bass

Bass batted .331 with 15 doubles, four home runs and 33 RBI this past summer

Oct. 11, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech sophomore first baseman Blake Bass (Lubbock, Texas) has been recognized twice within the recent days by Perfect Game. The college baseball website named Bass the No. 36 MLB Draft prospect from the state of Texas for the 2014 draft and today tabbed him as the top power prospect from the Far West Summer Collegiate League.

Bass, who graduated from Lubbock Coronado High School in 2011, was also named the No. 2 prospect in the Far West League by Perfect Game while playing this past summer for the Neptune Beach Pearls.

He finished the summer batting .331 (55-for-166) in 43 starts with 15 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 33 RBI with a .506 slugging percentage and .417 on-base percentage.

Bass was also named the `top power prospect' in the Far West League by the Horizon Air Summer Series (presented by Diamond) while earning first team all-league honors.

Perfect Game's eight "Best Tools" categories include, Best Athlete, Best Hitter, Best Power, Fastest Base Runner, Best Defensive Player, Best Velocity, Best Breaking Ball and Best Command.

Bass was labeled as the league's "Best Power" prospect while Perfect Game listed the following scouting report on Bass from his summer season:

"At 6-6/255, Bass has the massive size of the prototypical long-ball hitter, but his power was somewhat slow to evolve until he launched several massive blasts midway through the Far West League season on his way to hitting .331-4-33 overall... Surprisingly athletic for his size, he has good hands and deft actions around the first-base bag."



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